Ch. 9 DNA and
DNA (or RNA) is the genetic material.
(also read Ch 8, pp. 164-167, 172-175,
and Ch.21, WC pp. 12-14.)
For anyone interested in more on the history
Chapter 20. Population and Evolutionary
Genetics (also Ch. 24, WC pp. 76-79 online)
Charles Darwin: Theory of evolution by natural selection,
but no theory of heredity (1858).
Mendel: Theory of heredity (1866), rediscovered by
Correns, de Vries and Tscher
What are the genetic differences between male- and female-determining sperm in
animals with heterogametic males?
ANS: The male-determining sperm carries a Y chromosome; the female-determining
sperm carries an X chromosome.
A male with si
What blood types could be observed in children born to a woman who has blood
type M and a man who has blood type MN?
ANS: M and MN.
In rabbits, coloration of the fur depends on alleles of the gene c. From information
given in the chapter